Ever notice that the very first sentence we say to each other at the very first moment of a New Year begins with “Happy”? Yep, the very first word we shout as the ball drops is “Happy!”
Our very first wish for each other at the beginning of a new year is a wish for happiness. One would think that with all that wishing, we’d all be a little happier for it.
Happiness doesn’t come just because we wish for it, it comes because we intend it.
In a changing, challenging and sometimes downright negative world, we need to put a little effort behind being happy if we want to invite it, feel it and encourage it to grow.
I intend to nurture my own happiness, because for me it’s been hard to come by. I wasn’t genetically programmed for it. Happiness comes for me as the end result of focusing my attention on things I can appreciate and love and by minimizing the fears that try to hijack my well being.
Some days it takes re-framing situations before I can find something in them I can appreciate. (Like finding peace and acceptance in the kicked-my-butt flu I had last week.)
I learned how to become happier. And I am so grateful for that learning and for all the new opportunities that now come my way because I know how to teach companies to become happier places. I teach the people in them to take responsibility for creating more positive emotions in a deliberate way for themselves and customers. That positivity spills over to their families and communities.
So here we are – a new year – 2017.
What do you intend for your happy new year?
Here are some of my intentions:
I intend to speak my truth more clearly and succinctly, and definitely louder.
I intend to reach out to more people, more often.
I intend to savor the good stuff more.
I intend to look for and find things to appreciate all day long, every day.
I intend to do things that scare me and take me out of my comfort zone.
I intend to stretch and move more.
I intend to get younger and healthier every day.
I intend to sit in silence more often.
I intend to use my imagination more to visualize what I want.
I intend to create more kindness and less criticism.
I intend to create more positive emotions and radiate positivity as a result.
I intend to spread the word about the importance of positivity to a larger and larger audience.
I intend to BE a Positive Energizer!
What do you intend for your happy new year? Join me on Facebook and let me know!
I encourage you to start your list if you haven’t yet. In my workshops and e-course I teach that intention is a force as powerful as gravity because it can pull you towards what you want. It enlists the sophisticated circuitry of the human brain and searches the environment for just the thing you were thinking about.
Think about what you want – at work, at home, at school, in relationship, for your body, for your soul, for your good health. Think about it, and write down a list of intentions. Your staff and your customers will benefit when you become clear and focused on your intentions.
The act of doing that will begin to get your brain on your side (despite any genetic tendencies) and working on your own behalf. It’s the best time of year to create the habit of happiness.
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Happy New Year!
PS I’ve been decked for the last 10 days with the flu – so I didn’t yet change the nice “launch price” of the New E-Course – do yourself a favor and gab your copy at the lowest price you’ll see it!
Thank you for giving me another opportunity to be of service to my very favorite community – people who care about their customers!